[Pigging by Wilfrid: October 21, 2014]
We ducked into this old standby on Allen Street on a cold afternoon, after a long walk around SoHo, NoHo, NoLita, Chinatown and the LES. Seated promptly at a not-too-clean table, the food came slowly and randomly.
Beef lo mein had richly flavored, thin but flat noodes, evidently cooked in stock, and actually tender beef.
Small, juicy buns "in a Shanghai style" leaked a soup component when peeled from the paper on which they were served, but worked as pork dumplings. The only dish which was problematic were some pan-fried pork patties which were salty, and also something you could make at home with a few chopped scallions and a hot pan.